Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Mikejf » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:45 pm

steamer69 wrote:When did CSRX get wheel lathes?
They have always sent the wheels out to be turned. This could be what they are doing this time too.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by BR4 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:55 pm

I would like to see the original MEC Forest Green with the 3 stripes, especially since
PAR has already done a Simplified Green scheme. It would be cool to see that and
573 back to back, just like the old MEC days. If PAR does, in fact, turn out a blue
bird, all the original schemes would be represented, except the blue dip.

BTW, CSRR has done their own wheels in the past. I remember they turned a bad
wheel on 573 4 or 5 years ago. They send the big jobs out, but one or two wheels
they can do in house.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by steamer69 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:51 am

I was of the same thought process as you Mike, I thought they always had to send everything out to be turned. Guess they have gotten one of those little track mounted wheel lathes.

By they way, word on the street is that CSRX will be looking for a new track foreman. I guess CSRX doesn't like people stealing time.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Mikejf » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:44 pm

I can't believe he made it as long as he did.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by passumpsic1 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:39 pm

Hello could anybody help me find Dwight Smith's email? Im working on a book and he would be able to help me a great deal.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by steamer69 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:01 am

miketrainnut wrote:I can't believe he made it as long as he did.

You and everyone else who knows anything about track. Maybe next time CSRX won't hire someone with no experience into a management position. You don't just put someone right off the street and into the street when they don't have any experience.....
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by D.Carleton » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:18 pm

#7470 wrote:I was talking with Paul yesterday and he said it [the rebuildIng of 4268] will happen. He's very excited to have a new set of working F sisters in the future.
From what I have read on this board the donor is to be a GP-7/9. Many moons ago a group in PA rebuilt a former BAR F-3 using the guts of a CF-7. As I look through the haze of all these past years I seem to remember the reason for using a former F-unit was because the primemover/generator set-up is different than that of a GP. As I said, this was many years ago and I could be mistaken. If not, has this been acounted for?

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by merrman » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:21 am

The prime movers in all GP-7 & 9's are of the 567 series. The main generators are all of the D12 series. In fact, the F-7 and
the GP-9 use the same one, D12B. Alternators are all the same, D14.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by steamer69 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:13 am

D.Carleton wrote:From what I have read on this board the donor is to be a GP-7/9. Many moons ago a group in PA rebuilt a former BAR F-3 using the guts of a CF-7. As I look through the haze of all these past years I seem to remember the reason for using a former F-unit was because the primemover/generator set-up is different than that of a GP. As I said, this was many years ago and I could be mistaken. If not, has this been acounted for?
There shouldn't be too much of an issue with everything fitting into the frame craddle. There are a couple of small differences, but for the most part they should be able to just swap everything out....if they get the people to do it....or spend more "mystery money" to hire it done. That won't come cheep.....
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Reader#108 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:57 pm

Just out of curiosity?

What "Mystery money" does CSRR have to come up with for thr 470 Club's Engine?

Grasping at straws again....tsk.....tsk......

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by steamer69 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:22 pm

The money comment has nothing to do with CSRX. Maybe you should read the thread.....I was talking about 470 money to pay CSRX to do the work....since 470 doesn't have the resources to do it themselves.....
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Reading 900 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:37 am

Just thinking about....
The heart transplant to the 4268. The last time I know of this being done was when ex Bangor and Aroostock 52 or 44 (don't remember the exact number) (engine totally gutted) was given the 567 etc from a Santa Fe CF7. The actual lifts of the 19 ton prime mover were done at the former Reading steam loco shops using another CF7 to provide the electric power for the 250 ton capacity overhead crane to do the lifts. They picked up each loco and put them next to each other on side tracks in the shop. Volunteers did all the work, knowledgeable men who knew how to safely and professionally do the job. That served in tourist and freight service in Pa.for 20 years, and it is now repainted into Erie livery and in service at Steamtown on lease as a backup. No "mystery money", just people working together to get the job done right. Just like CSRR, people working together with Paul leading them doing a very good and safe job. Whenever the 4268 and 4266 are back in service, it'll be done right! Two B&M covered wagons in the Notch, awesome! The 4268B is currently at Steamtown also, operational, and is to be painted as an Erie engine to go with the others, no "mystery money" there either.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Mikejf » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:09 pm

That would be something. Get the 4268B back in New England in B&M Maroon and Gold. Would make a very interesting consist. A-B-A.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by p42thedowneaster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:39 pm

I'm glad that 4268B was preserved, (saved from the scrapper's torch)....so long as there is a use for the loco, they ought to keep it in PA.
Now A lash-up of 4266 - 573 -4268 would also be something to see! ...reminiscent of MEC F3/GP days.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 2012 discussion thread

Post by Reading 900 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:07 pm

I like the idea, and it is much easier to make happen! Didn't the 4266 also run on CSRR as a Maine Central engine at times?

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